Trochilidae


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Trochilidae

[trä′kil·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The hummingbirds, a tropical New World family of the suborder Trochili with tubular tongues modified for nectar feeding; slender bills and the ability to hover are further feeding adaptations.
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Hummingbirds: a Life-size Guide to Every Species provides a visually stunning tour of the Trochilidae, broader in scope than anything else out there, yet with a sufficient amount of detail in the species accounts to inform and delight the general reader.
Relatively few studies report nest material kleptoparasitism in neotropical birds despite the region's high avian diversity; reports of the behavior are available from Trochilidae (Skutch 1931, Haverschmidt 1952; F.
Common name Scientific name Doves Columbidae Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis Hummingbirds Trochilidae Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris Long-billed Hermit P.